This is an easy, delicious, and healthy damper that can be used in place of bread, as an accompaniment to most meals or as a snack.
3 cups self raising flour
1 cup barley bran
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3 teaspoons dried thyme leaves (double for fresh)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 cups grated butternut pumpkin
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 cup olive oil
Heat oven to 220º C. Place all dry ingredients including herbs in to a bowl and combine. Add pumpkin, milk, and olive oil. Mix to a soft dough and gently knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Shape into a damper and place in a well greased deep 20 cm cake tin. Bake for approximately one hour.